Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 11

What is Hamlet's attitude towards life and death in Shakespeare's Hamlet? To answer the question, scholars continue reading the play, paying special attention to Hamlet's most famous soliloquy. By holding a discussion and completing writing exercises, learners focus on how word choice impacts the meaning of the passage. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Engage pupils in a Socratic seminar about the meaning of Hamlet's soliloquy 
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson 11 from the Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2 series
  • Present lessons consecutively 
Pros

  • Provides differentiation options 
  • Includes a helpful learning sequence with symbols showing vocabulary words and text-dependent questions 
Cons

  • None
Common Core